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Trump's Tax Battle To Continue Despite Justices' Ruling

James Nani
July 10, 2020

LBKM's Adam Kaufmann and Marc Frazier Scholl were quoted in Law360 on the ramifications of the Supreme Court's recent ruling that Article II of the U.S. Constitution and the supremacy clause do not preclude issuing a state criminal subpoena to a sitting president.

Although litigation remains, the investigative power of a grand jury in New York is extremely broad, said Adam Kaufmann of Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC, a former executive assistant district attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

"It's really not over yet," he said, adding: "Although, I think it really is all over. But it's going to take some time to sort of wind itself through again."

Beyond the ongoing litigation, experts said the case etches an important principle into court precedent.

"We can thank President Trump for having the Supreme Court decide what every reasonable person already knew," said Marc Frazier Scholl, counsel at Lewis Baach. "Being president does not make him above the law."

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